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The Comet Is Coming Live in the round

With a new album, ‘Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam’, out now, and a gripping and psychedelic live show touring the world, experimental jazz outfit The Comet Is Coming are back in full futuristic force. Ben Hindle speaks to them after their recent London show to learn more

“It’s about arc, it’s about drama and about a kind of flow of consciousness,” Max Hallett, aka Betamax Killer, tells DJ Mag down the phone...

Jamiroquai reissues

Jamiroquai have announced a series of album reissues on vinyl to mark the band's 30th anniversary. 


Kicking off on 14th October with their debut LP...

Pharoah Sanders

American spiritual jazz legend Pharoah Sanders has died aged 81.


The news was confirmed by Sanders’ label, Luaka Bop, via Twitter on Saturday (24th September)...

Featuring Underground Resistance (Live), VTSS, SHERELLE, Shanti Celeste, India Jordan, Jeff Mills, Marcel Dettmann and more

The first names set to play next year's Maiden Voyage festival have been announced.

Run by the team behind Camden's Jazz Cafe, the festival -...

A trained jazz musician, bandleader and DJ, Emma-Jean Thackray couldn’t find a home for herself and her music in more established jazz spaces, so she...

A couple of hours into a conversation that has already covered Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Parliament-Funkadelic, Emma-Jean Thackray brings up Marcelo Bielsa, the eccentric...

Something’s happening on the peripheries of jazz, but what do we call it? Alanna Henry delves in to find out

In the UK, new experimental sounds born from the jazz tradition are transforming the live experience. Fusing with mainstream genres like grime, hip-hop and reggae...

In this first instalment of Spice Rack, a new bi-monthly column on underground music from South Asia and its diaspora, Dhruva Balram looks at the...

Nubya Garcia launches the new series, My Process, curated by Benji B and AIAIAI

A new short film series from audio design company AIAIAI and DJ Benji B aims to give insight into artists’ creative process.

The series, titled...

COURSES, SOFTWARE DEALS, FREEBIES & MORE

Over the last decade, Korean pop, a.k.a. K-Pop, has taken the Western world by storm. K-Pop draws influences from numerous genres from around the globe such as...

When it was released in 1995, ‘Boulevard’ consummated the union between house music and jazz, whilst clearing the path for a wave of French house...

‘Boulevard’, the 1995 debut album from Parisian producer Ludovic Navarre — aka St Germain — was by no means the first time jazz had mixed with house. Larry...

Three jazz tracks from 1978 will launch the imprint

Gilles Peterson is starting a new label, Arc Records. Set to launch in the new year, it will focus on "curiosities and gems from the...

Bristol outfit Ishmael Ensemble will release their debut LP, ‘A State of Flow’ on 3rd May. Hear ‘Full Circle feat. Holysseus Fly’ now...

Bristol contemporary jazz and electronic outfit Ishmael Ensemble will release their debut LP, ‘A State of Flow’ on 3rd May.

Following a banner year in...

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From rollicking tech-house, fierce techno and melodic grooves to leftfield experimentalism and jazz, here's...

NASSER BAKER

California-born, New Jersey-based Nasser Baker has been under the tutelage of US house legend Dennis Ferrer for almost a decade. That is a...

Emerging producer GMG steps up on Thirty Year Records with the ‘30+ EP’. ‘5PM Pluto’ is a shuffling, jazz-based house gem...

Emerging Berlin-based producer GMG will release their ‘30+ EP’ via Thirty Year Records on 30th November.

The elusive producer’s training in jazz music shines through...

The exhibitionist tells it like it is... 

Jeff Mills has spoken about the difference between techno in the 1990s and the genre today in a recent interview with Telekom Electronic Beats, which...

Yazz Ahmed enlists three top notch producers for her 'La Saboteuse Remixed' EP. DJ Khalab’s rework of ‘Jamil Jamal’ gives frantic, electronic verve to the...

Bahrani-British experimental jazz artist Yazz Ahmed left us stunned last year with her stunning LP on Naim Records. In ‘La Saboteuse’ the composer, trumpeter and...

The "two man house band" Session Victim deliver a succinct mix of smooth, jazz infused house, atmospheric balearic groove and soulful hip hop – We...

Session Victim have just left a party in L.A. It was shut down by the police, but it was “wonderful” while it lasted, they say...

Psychedelic synth duo come to the capital... 

Soccer96 make a rare appearance at Birthdays in Dalston this month, bringing their unique synth-heavy, psychedelic, jazz-inspired sounds to the East London venue.

Also forming...

DJ Mag takes a look at legendary cosmic jazz adventurer Sun Ra

A HUNDRED years ago a man named Herman Poole Blount was born in Birmingham, Alabama. Although he would have disputed that, for not only did...

We asked Afro-funk avatar Sinkane to share his deep knowledge of African music

Signed to City Slang and DFA Records, influenced by everything from indie, krautrock and folk to psychedelic funk, electronica and reggae, Ahmed Gallab is that...